Riggers of Boom Defence Branch

1946 05 17
Riggers of Boom Defence Branch absorbed into Seaman Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 15th day of May, 1946.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 23rd day of April, 1946 (N. 8080/44), in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas we consider it desirable that the Rigger branch of the Boom Defence Service should now be absorbed in the Seaman branch, with appropriate non-substantive ratings:

We beg leave humbly to recommend, that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the institution of B.T. (Boom Trained) non-substantive rates as follows:

  Rate of non-substantive pay per diem.
  s. d.
B.T.1 1 6
B.T.2   9
B.T.3   3.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.

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